And a single OneTouch drive with the Retrospect Express software obviously does not give you the redundancy you would get from a NAS unit or a server with multiple disks running under a redundant array of independent disks RAID controller. Posted October 4, Toggle navigation Search Advertiser Disclosure. Fortunately, you don’t have to use it, as the OneTouch unit can be customized so that pushing the button activates the application of your choice. The new high-capacity OneTouch external hard drives from Maxtor make for a very simple small business backup solution, and one that won’t break the bank. This presented no real problem, though; once I figured out what had happened, I simply launched the process again later and allowed the Retrospect software to install this time.
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I wasn’t overwhelmed with enthusiasm for the Express version of the Dantz backup software that comes with the drive, but it does the job.
But it’s as a backup solution that OneTouch will have most appeal to small businesses. And there are more advanced versions of Retrospect available to purchase at the Dantz site if you have more advanced needs.
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These are quibbles, though. Even the GB unit can store an entire music collection — without needing to use MP3 compression. Best and Fastest SSDs. It transfers data from your main hard drive to the OneTouch unit much quicker — up maxtof a maximum burst rate of megabits per second Mbpsversus only about 12 Mbps for USB 1.
This presented no real fifewire, though; once I figured out what had happened, I simply launched the process again later and allowed the Retrospect software to install this time. In terms of installing the drive, my first problem — nothing to maxtoor with Maxtor — was that my Windows XP test computer 1. The company has introduced four OneTouch products: Toggle navigation Search Advertiser Disclosure.
This review originally appeared on Firesire Business Computing. It also lets you back up files at the time you create or modify them — in other words, real-time backups. Home users might want to turn them into digital jukeboxes, for example. Maxtor’s new OneTouch external hard drive lineup makes its easy for a small business to deploy a backup system that won’t break the bank.
But you really want to use a USB 2 connection.
Still, for most small businesses, and certainly home-based businesses, this is a pretty good — and very economical — solution. The new high-capacity OneTouch external hard drives from Maxtor make for a very simple small business backup solution, and one that won’t break the bank.
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Product Review: Maxtor OneTouch Backup Solution
A backup solution doesn’t get much simpler than this. If you can’t afford network-attached storage NASthis is the next best thing. The Iomega Automatic Backup interface is a little friendlier, and it lets you select individual files for inclusion in a backup set and exclude files with certain extensions even if they appear in folders you’ve selected. In some cases, I only wanted to individual files from a folder but was unable to do so.
Problems with FireWire –
Fortunately, you don’t have to use it, as the OneTouch unit can be customized so that pushing the button activates the application of your choice. A OneTouch drive is not a flawless backup solution.
I found firswire interface slightly confusing, however, and was frustrated by the fact that the program apparently only lets you add complete folders to a backup set. Posted October 4, In the Lab We reviewed the GB unit.
The program works as advertised and does what it’s supposed to do. Technology and Use Cases. To prevent that kind of disaster, you need off-site storage — which introduces a whole ‘nother level of complexity. The OneTouch products have a button on the front of their sleek chassis that when pressed activates bundled Retrospect backup software from Dantz Developmentautomatically backing up your data.
The OneTouch units come from the factory formatted, but the formatting uses the FAT32 bit File Allocation Table file system, which is the file system required by Windows Pushing the button could launch a jukebox program.
I inadvertently disrupted the software installation process after the drivers for the hard drive were loaded, but before the Retrospect Backup software had a chance to install. It comes with the hard drive, a plastic stand that lets you set furewire on its edge it takes up very little desk real estate this waya universal serial bus USB 2 cable, and a software disk and manual.